The IFEAT 2024 Turkey Study Tour

1st to 8th June 2024
Istanbul, Izmir, Denizli, Isparta & Antalya

IFEAT is pleased to announce its 15th Study Tour to take place in western Turkey from 1st to 8th June 2024 (TST 24), visiting 5 cities on the tour. Over the past decade IFEAT’s Study Tours have proved to be a great educational experience for the 40 to 50 participants, invariably from over 20 countries.

IFEAT’s recent Study Tour to Italy in January 2024 was a great success and more than achieved its objectives. Participation in the TST 24 will be limited to 40 participants, IFEAT Members are advised to book early, as previous Study Tours have been extremely popular and sold out quickly.

Registration will be limited initially to one person per IFEAT Member company.

Register quickly to avoid disappointment.



The Study Tour to Turkey in 2024 has several objectives:

  • To gain knowledge of production and processing of rose, oregano and laural leaves – in the major Turkish growing regions.
  • To view field cropping, packing, modern and traditional distillation plants.
  • To learn about the technical advances being made in the distillation and analysing of essential oils and their constituents.
  • The growing importance of organic essential oils, their certification and traceability.
  • Provide an opportunity for delegates to meet with Turkish producers, processors, and exporters. Turkey is a major producer and exporter of rose oil and herb oils.
  • Learn about Turkey’s rich history and heritage.
  • Allow delegates to meet with other F&F industry professionals, invariably from over 20 countries and a range of occupations.
  • To achieve all of this over a period of one week.



    The timing of the tour has been selected to match the harvesting and processing of some of the major aromatic botanicals of Turkey. These include rose, laurel and oregano. We shall visit several growing areas.



    The map below shows the areas of Turkey we are visiting.

    The itinerary below the map provides a summary of the places and operations that we will visit during this Tour.



    Saturday 1st June
    Day 1 Istanbul
    Arrival at Istanbul Airport (IST), Transfer to Ritz Carlton Hotel
    Briefing at the hotel
    Welcome Dinner with Bosphorus tour

    Sunday 2nd June
    Day 2 Istanbul
    Breakfast at Ritz Carlton & Check Out
    Visit the Grand Bazaar
    Transfer to Asia Side of Istanbul
    Lunch Break, Sponsored by MG International
    Visit MG International
    Check into Mövenpick Hotel

    Monday 3rd June
    Day 3 Istanbul / Izmir
    Breakfast at Mövenpick Hotel & Check Out
    Visit Aromsa
    Lunch Break, Sponsored by Aromsa
    Transfer to Sabiha Gokcen Airport
    Fly to Izmir & Transfer to Kordon Pasaport Hotel
    Dinner, Sponsored by Kutas Group

    Tuesday 4th June
    Day 4 Izmir / Denizli
    Breakfast at Kordon Pasaport Hotel & Check Out
    Transfer to Kemalpaşa
    Visit Kutas Bay Leaves Facility
    Transfer to Turgutlu, Manisa
    Visit Kutas Herb Facility
    Transfer to Salihli
    Visit Kutas Essential Oil Facility
    Transfer to Denizli
    Check into Colossae Thermal Hotel
    Dinner, Sponsorsed by Kutas Group


    Wednesday 5th June
    Day 5 Denizli / Isparta
    Breakfast at Colossae Thermal Hotel & Check Out
    Transfer to Gozler Village, Guzelpınar Village & Uzunpınar Village
    Visit Kutas Oregano Fields
    Lunch Box: Gözleme & Ayran with the Sponsorship of Kutas Group
    Oregano Field and Distillery Visit
    Transfer to Isparta
    Check into Barida Hotel 5

    Thursday 6th June
    Day 6 Isparta
    Breakfast at Barida Hotel
    Transfer to Senir Village
    Visit Rose Garden
    Lunch, Sponsored by Sebat
    Visit Sebat Rose Oil Production Facility

    Friday 7th June
    Day 7 Isparta / Antalya
    Breakfast at Barida Hotel & Check Out
    Visit Aydın Rose
    Visit Gülbirlik
    Transfer to Antalya
    Check in at hotel SU Hotel
    Closing Dinner

    Saturday 8th June
    Day 8 Antalya Departure
    Breakfast & Check Out SU Hotel
    Transfer to Antalya Airport

    Itinerary is Subject to Change






    There are two different airports for delegates arriving and departing from outside the region:

    Start of the TST 24 – Istanbul, (IST) We recommend delegates arrive at this airport on the European side rather than Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) on the Asian Side.
    Departures at the end of TST 24 will be from Antalya Airport (AYT) which has many national and international flights.

    Transfers to and from the arrival and departure hotels are included in the cost.
    Upon registration and booking of flights, please send your arrival and departure flight numbers and timings to IFEAT.



    The cost of the Tour is 3,800 Euros per person.

    This includes 7 nights’ single room accommodation in quality hotels; all programme meals, drinks & receptions, domestic transportation on the 7 days of field trips and airport transfers.

    IFEAT is not responsible for the cost and booking of flights/travel to Istanbul Airport or from Antalya Airport. This is the responsibility of the individual delegate.



    Initially participation is restricted to personnel from IFEAT Member companies and initially only one person per Member company will be permitted to attend. To qualify, it is necessary that the Member company has paid its annual membership subscription to date including that current at the time of application for a place on the tour and at the date of the Tour. Delegates must be at least 21 years old at the time of registering. No accompanying persons are permitted. Bookings will be accepted by IFEAT on a first come, first served basis. Delegates will only be registered for the Tour once full payment has been received by IFEAT.

    Please read the full terms and conditions here


    Please see below a video from the most recent IFEAT Study Tour that took place from 21st to 28th January 2024 in Calabria and Sicily:



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